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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Special Needs Teaching Assistant (M46)

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant (M46)
  • Primary School
  • Full time, Temporary contract

Have you been looking for an opportunity to support young people with special needs?
Teaching Personnel are working with a new client in the Wigan area (M46) who provide an alternative education to students with moderate to severe learning difficulties and special educational needs such as Autism which is the predominant diagnosis of most students.

As a Teaching Assistant your exciting new role requires you to provide motivational and enthusiastic support to the students whilst in class; the curriculum is creative, interactive and sensory to support development in multiple areas and is good fun for everyone!
Students may have speech, language or communication delays, and will need support in communicating their needs and emotions, as well as patience in helping them to understand tasks and their routines - experience using Picture Card Exchange or Sign Language would be ideal but can be picked up easily during work.
Alongside class work and activities, you may be required to support with occupational therapies, personal care and toileting and break/meal times.

The school are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is caring, patient and understanding of their needs, who can provide a secure environment and promote enjoyment through education so the students feel happy at the end of every day!

If you have experience in childcare, education or special needs you already have a head start in becoming successful for this role, however Teaching Personnel do consider personal experience and can provide opportunities for personal development through a wide range of courses, exclusive to registered Teaching Personnel staff!

This opportunity is available on a full time temporary contract, but the school are hoping to be able to offer the role permanently in the next few months!

To work in a school you need a Child Workforce DBS certificate which is registered to the update service - if you don't have one, don't worry! We can support you through the application process.

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant (M46)
  • Primary School
  • Full time, Temporary contract

Please apply with your up to date CV and a consultant will contact you soon!


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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